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GOC 3 DIVISION INAUGURATES EXERCISE SHINING STAR COURSE FOUR 2023…Reassures of safety and protection of citizens


The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General AE Abubakar has today 24 August 2023 inaugurated students of Exercise SHINNING STAR 4/2023 organized as Basic Battle Training cadre for young officers and soldiers of the Division at the 3 Division Small Arms Range Miango Jos.

The GOC/Commander OPSH who was the special Guest of Honour at the inaugural ceremony reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigerian Army to training of troops towards improved security of lives and properties of the citizens. He noted that the training of the young officers and soldiers was in line with the Chief of Army Staffs’ drive to ensure realistic training of troops to be able to respond to emerging security challenges.

General AE Abubakar further noted that the Post Basic training exercise was organized in all the Divisions aimed at achieving effective and battle-focused training for young officers and soldiers. He noted, the training will enhance the tactical skills of troops for effective employment of weapons in both day and night operations. He further charged the students to pursue the training with all sense of seriousness, dedication and commitment. The GOC also applauded the leadership and strategic guidance of the Chief of Army Staff towards the training of troops in 3 Division.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Acting Commander 3 Division Training School Jos, Colonel Aliyu Aminu noted that the training was necessitated by the drive of 3 Division towards constantly improving the capacity of troops to measure up with any security challenge. He thanked the GOC/Commander OPSH for placing high premium and support to training of young officers and soldiers.